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7 Steps for Successfully Running Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Nov 20, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

by Adam Toren Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule to try to fit as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently without being overrun by the demands on your time? There […]

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U.S. Construction Firms More Stable Than a Year Ago

Nov 03, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

In a positive sign for the U.S. economy—albeit incrementally so—the financial health of construction companies is improving. Creditsafe Inc., a U.K.-based supplier of online business-credit reports, assessed the credit of roughly 1.7 million American construction firms to find that roughly 250,000 now rank as high credit risks, down by 5.8% from a year ago. Meanwhile, […]

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10 Truths We Forget Too Easily

Nov 03, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. Some of life’s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost. 1. Being Busy Does […]

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$68-billion California bullet train project likely to overshoot budget and deadline targets

Oct 29, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Ralph Bardavedian The monumental task of building California’s bullet train will require punching 36 miles of tunnels through the geologically complex mountains north of Los Angeles. Crews will have to cross the tectonic boundary that separates the North American and Pacific plates, boring through a jumble of fractured rock formations and a maze of earthquake […]

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9 Things Successful People Won’t Do

Oct 22, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Travis Bradberry Managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). […]

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11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Oct 15, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Image credit: Thomas Hawk | Flickr When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail. “Time is […]

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Gov. Brown signs climate change bill to spur renewable energy, efficiency standards

Oct 08, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles before signing a pared-down climate change bill that will increase renewable energy generation and make buildings more energy efficient. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Chris Megerian and Javier Panzar Contact Reporters California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase […]

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These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

Oct 02, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

My first college business professor was a fanatical Peter Drucker devotee. He launched our course with a dissection of Drucker’s The Effective Executive and concluded with a thorough reading of The Practice of Management. Through my professor’s tireless evangelism, I developed a keen appetite for the timeless wisdom of this prescient thought leader. Young entrepreneurs unfamiliar with Drucker would do well […]

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Multi-Disciplined: Why the Best Entrepreneurs Can Wear Many Hats

Sep 24, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job. It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small (paying your office water bill). Generally, the fewer people you have working […]

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Calling all construction hands: Builders need more help but can’t find it

Sep 17, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

Sept. 14, 2015 A survey by the Associated General Contractors of America trade group said the industry may be running out of construction workers. SAM GANGWER, FILE PHOTO By JONATHAN LANSNER California construction workers: Help wanted! For a modest price. The Associated General Contractors of America trade group released a survey last week detailing a […]

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